The Partial Federal Government Shutdown & the Battle Over Border Security

Guest: Hamline University Political Science Professor/University of Minnesota of Minnesota Visiting Professor of Law David Schultz.

The longest partial federal government shutdown in U.S. history came to an end when President Donald Trump gave Congress three weeks to come up with a plan that would include funding for a border wall. Recently, the President expressed doubt that legislation acceptable to him will pass Congress before the February 15th deadline. Trump is threatening to either declare a national emergency to fund the wall or partially shut down the government again if he doesn’t get his way. Hamline University Political Science Professor and University of Minnesota Visiting Professor of Law David Schultz discusses the reasons why government shutdowns occur, the difference between funding for border security versus a physical barrier, and the prospects that Minnesota could experience a state government shut down.


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